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Language and Thinking Events

Guest Speakers
Writer Claire Wigfall

Guest Speakers

Every year we invite prominent writers to campus for special sessions. Past guests have included:
  • Clare Wigfall, award-winning fiction writer and author of The Loudest Sound and Nothing (2007). 
  • Susanna Forrest, writer, editor, and author of The Age of the Horse (2016). 
  • Felicitas Hoppe, recipient of the Georg-Büchner Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Germany, and author of numerous works of narrative fiction. 
  • Katy Derbyshire, translator of German works into English, including Hoppe’s Picnic of the Virtues, and founder of the blog, love german books.  
  • Kathrin Röggla, playwright and author of the novel, We Never Sleep (2004).
  • Rajeev Balasubramanyam, award-winning novelist and author of In Beautiful Disguises (2000), The Dreamer (2010), and Starstruck (2016).

Freiluftkino Night

Freiluftkino Night
Berlin is filled with outdoor theaters, or Freiluftkinos, that screen newly released and classic films during the summer. It’s a tradition for the whole group to see a movie together after the first week of L&T.

Excursion Day

Excursion Day
Each L&T group travels to somewhere in Berlin for a day of on-site sessions followed by dinner. In 2016, the groups traveled to Kreuzberg, Schöneberg, Templehof, Friedrichshain, Mitte, and Pankow.

Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof
Each year as part of the L&T program, students and instructors board the S-Bahn to travel to the center of Berlin and spend the day at the Hamburger Bahnhof: Museum für Gegenwart, one of Berlin’s most impressive collections of contemporary art. 

Liepnitzsee

Liepnitzsee
Berlin is famous for its many lakes, and Liepnitzesee is one of the most beautiful and serene of them. When sessions are over for the week, students take a day off to swim, boat, or hike around the lake.